Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeways program in the nation, featuring routes that have been suggested, reviewed, ridden, and adopted by locals. Advocates of the Wild Rivers Scenic Bikeway have championed a plan for the Oregon Coast’s first Designated Scenic Bikeway route.

The 61-mile-long Wild Rivers Coast Bikeway starts at Battle Rock Park and passes through Port Orford, Elk River Road, Cape Blanco State Park, Port Orford Heads State Park, and Paradise Point State Park.  Riders have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning natural landscape and to connect with cultural and historic landmarks, including Battle Rock, the Elk River fish hatchery, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, and the Port Orford Coast Guard Museum. This ride provides a unique Summit-to-Sea Stack experience and is the only route to run parallel to a Nationally Designated Wild and Scenic River, the Elk River. The bikeway uses existing roads that can accommodate everyone from beginning to advanced riders who can choose to customize their experiences as day trips or extended adventures.

Wild Rivers Coast Alliance assisted in coordinating the bikeway proponent group and provided financial assistance to create the Wild Rivers Coast Designated Scenic Bikeway plan, a step in the designation process with the program’s coordinating agency, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

Wild Rivers Scenic Bikeway Map

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